I never could decide which is better: the art of tasting or the art of..sniffing (I simply cannot abide the word "smell," so there you have it: sniffing--though it sounds like an uppity old goose).
..Of course, at first glance, the above sentence sounds ridiculous. "Sniffing or tasting? Taste buds before noses hands down!" you must all be shouting. And if I didn't really think about it, I would most certainly agree. You just can't beat chocolatey-ness or syrupy-sweetness or creaminess or fruitiness or spiceyness or..or just plain yuminess.
Aye, I do love my tasters. :]
Sometimes smells (there. I said it.) themselves are so delectably and scrumptiously delicious that my nose feels quite alot more satisfied than my toungue. You know when something smells alot tastier than it is?
That is when I am on sniffing's side. Because indeed, all of those tastes--sweetness and chocolatey-ness and fruitiness and warm vanilla buttery-ness--are smells, too.
In the end, there remains but one question: "to sniff? or to taste?"
What is your answer? ;)